08 May 2011

My Top 10 Best Ever Sci-Fi Movies

1) Jurassic Park

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

X-Factor: Second coming for Dinosaurs, awe and fear-inspiring sights never before seen on the screen
Favorite dialogue: John: "All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956 nothing worked."
Dr. Ian Malcolm:  "Yeah but John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down the pirates don't eat the tourists."

IMDB Rating: 7.9

2) Terminator 

The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced Terminator. 

X-Factor: The ultimate action sci-fi movie ever.Period.
Favorite dialogue: "Hasta la vista, baby"
IMDB Rating: 8.6

  3) The Matrix

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

X-Factor: Ingenious blend of Hong Kong action cinema, innovative visual effects and an imaginative vision

Favorite dialogue: "You take the blue pill -- the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill -- you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes."
IMDB Rating: 8.7

4) Star Wars: Empire strikes back

While Luke takes advanced Jedi training from Yoda, his friends are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke

X-Factor: The force is strong with this once, arguably the best of the series
Favorite dialogue: "The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet"
IMDB Rating: 8.8

5) Independence day
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive.

X-Factor: Coolest alien movie ever.

Favorite dialogue: "Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"
IMDB Rating: 6.6

6) Inception
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.

X-Factor: Visual, intellectual, emotional and a mind-bending masterpiece. World of dreams as never seen before.
Favorite dialogue: "If a dream feels real, then how real does a dream feel after you think you have already waken up from a dream? What if it keeps happening?"
IMDB Rating: 8.9

7) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
X-Factor: True heavy duty, unrelenting action
Favorite dialogue: Optimus Prime: "Sam, fate rarely calls upon at a moment of our choosing."
Sam Witwicky: "You're Optimus Prime, you don't need me."
Optimus Prime: We do, more than you know."
IMDB Rating: 5.9

8) Avatar
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

X-Factor: Visual feast. Most vivid and convincing creation of a fantasy alien world ever seen in the history of moving pictures.
Favorite dialogue: “The Sky People have sent us a message: that they can take whatever they want. That no one can stop them. Well, we will send them a message: that they cannot take whatever they want! And that this...this is our land!”
IMDB Rating: 8.2

9) District 9
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

X-Factor: Slow starter, but quickly turns into the most gripping, technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching alien sci-fi classic
Favorite dialogue: Automated MNU Instructional Voice: "When dealing with aliens, try to be polite, but firm. And always remember that a smile is cheaper than a bullet."
IMDB Rating: 8.2

10) Minority report

In the future, criminals are caught before the crimes they commit, but one of the officers in the special unit is accused of one such crime and sets out to prove his innocence. 

X-Factor: Dark and dazzling view into the future
Favorite dialogue: John Anderton: I"'m not a murderer. I've never even met the man I'm supposed to kill."
Iris Henimen: "And, yet, a chain of events has started. A chain that will lead inexorably to his death."
John Anderton: "Not if I stay away from him."
Iris Henimen: "How can you avoid a man you've never met?"
IMDB Rating: 7.7

Honorable mentions: Men in Black, E.T. and Star Trek
P.S. This list excludes superhero, comic and fantasy epic movies

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